Archive for January, 2013

Buy parks pass on state tax form

  Date Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Californians can now purchase their California State Parks Annual Pass on their state income tax return, a new option that makes the process quick and easy.

California fire funds paid for GPS units, Pismo Beach conference

  Date Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

A California fire account hidden from state lawmakers paid for $22,000 in metal detectors, $30,000 in GPS units – and $33,000 for a conference at a Pismo Beach resort, according to a spreadsheet released Tuesday showing expenses dating back to 2011.

Yosemite: Fewer people should climb Half Dome

  Date Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Yosemite National Park officials say lowering the number of permits to Half Dome is the best option for maintaining the wilderness character at the popular hiking spot.

O.C. caters to Chinese tourists

  Date Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Since the Obama administration eased the U.S. visa process in China last year, Orange County tourism officials have scrambled to find ways to lure Chinese visitors. The prospect of attracting even a fraction of the 70 million travelers that the Chinese Tourism Academy said went overseas in 2011…

Cirque Du Soleil to Open March Tourism Convention with "Glimpse of Ka" and Special Guest Speaker

  Date Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Furthering its significance as California's largest and most important annual conference for statewide travel and tourism professionals, the 31st Annual California Travel Summit, March 18-20, 2013, has just added Dianne Quinn, Cirque Du Soleil Vice President of Show Quality & Integrity, as the Guest Speaker for its Opening General Session …